Electrical Technician

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-329291
    • Job Location: Glen Burnie, MD
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/16/2022
    • Years of Experience: 4+
    • Radford Job Code: 08242
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Job Description

Kratos Space & Missile Defense Systems, Inc. is seeking a motivated electrical technician to support manufacturing, testing and operation of advanced electrical systems for sub-orbital rocket vehicles. The successful candidates will be responsible for practical understanding of launch vehicle system(s) as well as for providing technical support as needed, and assisting lead technician(s) and engineer(s) as needed. Daily activities may include but are not limited to: assembly of electrical and electro-mechanical devices, building and setting up equipment, preparing and conducting qualification and acceptance tests, performing system integration and testing, and operating support equipment during launch operations. Must also be able to read mechanical drawings and wiring schematic diagrams, assemble cabling, and integrate electronic/mechanical components into space flight vehicles. May required to travel up to 40% of the time to support launch operations


Familiar with space system electrical cabling and electrical interconnects including harnesses, specialty connectors, circuit card interconnects. Assembles electrical systems and electrical harnessing for suborbital launch vehicles under the direction of senior technical staff. Tests and operates electrical systems and harnessing for suborbital launch vehicles under the direction of senior technical staff. Generates test plans, documents test results and creates post-test reports. Reviews requirements, configuration documents and wiring schematics to ascertain appropriate test specifications, test equipment, procedures, and objectives. Assesses problems encountered during testing and rapidly formulates, communicates and executes a solution. Executes launch field assembly and checkout of subsystems prior to final vehicle assembly. Assists in vehicle loading and support equipment hook-up. Supports countdown operations by arming electrical systems and operating ground support equipment.


Generates wiring schematics and interface control documents (ICDs) for integration of launch vehicle systems.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

Must have:

  • Knowledge of MIL SPEC Cable fabrication.
  • Knowledge of power design/power electronics.  Hands-on experience and basic knowledge of electrical cabling. 
  • Ability to solder small cable assemblies and perform circuit card rework. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Military communications or electronics experience or training
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance


  • Two years of post-high school education with a focus on electronics, mathematics or other engineering related courses. 
  • Four years of practical experience in electronics assembly and/or operation.  Can substitute education for 2 additional years practical experience.
  • Certification in soldering, cable manufacture and inspection and circuit card manufacture and inspection (e.g. NASA or IPC certification) is desired.


As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8th 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th 2021, subject to approved medical, religious or other accommodation

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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